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Breaking Point

Breaking Point The ship was proof against any test, but the men inside her could be strained and warped, individually and horribly. Unfortunately, while the men knew that, they couldn't really believe it. The Aliens could--and did. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

Breaking Point

The ship was proof against any test, but the men inside her could be
strained and warped, individually and horribly. Unfortunately, while the
men knew that, they couldn't really believe it. The Aliens could--and
did.

They sent the advance unit out to scout the new planet in the
Ambassador, homing down on the secret beeping of a featureless
box dropped by an earlier survey party. Then they sat back at
GHQ and began the same old pattern of worry that followed every
advance unit.

Not about the ship. The Ambassador was a perfect machine,
automatic, self-adjusting, self-regulating. It was built to last
and do its job without failure under any and all conditions, as
long as there was a universe around it. And it could not fail.
There was no question about that.

But an advance unit is composed of men. The factors of safety
are indeterminable; the duplications of their internal
mechanisms are conjectural, variable. The strength of the unit
is the sum of the strengths of its members. The weakness of the
unit can be a single small failing in a single man.


Beep ... boop ...

"Gotcha!" said Ives. Ives was Communications. He had quick eyes, quick
hands. He was huge, almost gross, but graceful. "On the nose," he
grinned, and turned up the volume.

Beep ... boop ...

"What else do you expect?" said Johnny. Johnny was the pilot--young,
wide, flat. His movements were as controlled and decisive as those of
the ship itself, in which he had an unshakeable faith. He slid into the
bucket seat before the great master console.

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Book pages: 58

ISBN: 1444454730

Book language: en

File size: 248.62 KB

File type: epub

Published: 22 October 2020 - 20:00